Bernard B Fletcher

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Bernard B Fletcher Bernard B Fletcher UPL 60181 T/Sgt Bernard B Fletcher

Object Number - UPL 60181 - T/Sgt Bernard B Fletcher

Assigned to 840BS, 483BG,15AF USAAF. Edward was "Killed In Action" over the Ploesti Oil Complex, Romania during the war when his B-17 was shot down by enemy flak.

 

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

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Seen through a 433rd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress' strike camera, a 816th Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5786) nicknamed "Whizzer II" goes down over Nis in Yugoslavia on the 15th of April 1944 in a gout of flame after taking a direct flak hit. There were no survivors. Official caption on image: "(483BG:4M3:2VI) (4:15:1208) (24:21300) ([south-west arrow] 140 [degrees]) (Nis M/Y Yugo) (Ship 111 816 Sq)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15/4/44. 483BG, 15AF. Nis, Yugoslavia. 42-5786
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fort Alamo II
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Squadron 99th Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron 483rd Bomb Group

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Event Location Date Description

Born

17 December 1923 Born Columbus, Nebraska

Died

15 July 1944 Died Ploesti, Romania

Buried/ Commemorated

1 January 1948 Interred Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia

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